Emily Ayers

Emily Ayers

Emily brings extensive litigation and trial experience, having served as trial counsel on dozens of matters in San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Oakland. Prior to joining Epstein + Holtzapple, Emily worked at the world’s largest law firm, Dentons US LLP, where she oversaw active complex cases, working in conjunction with national counsel, expert witnesses, investigators, and consultants. Emily has handled hundreds of cases from inception to final resolution for fortune 100 and 500 companies. She was selected as a “Rising Star” in Northern California Super Lawyers magazine from 2011 to 2017.

Emily’s current practice concentrates on trust, estate, and business litigation, including will and trust contests, breach of fiduciary duty matters, financial elder abuse litigation, and contested conservatorships.

Emily graduated from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, where she served as Chief Note & Comment Editor of the Loyola of Los Angeles Entertainment Law Review. She was published in the Entertainment Law Review (Issue 1, fall 2003), and received First Prize in the Nathan Burkan Memorial Writing Competition.

Prior to her legal career, Emily was a student-athlete at the University of Southern California, swimming as a scholarship athlete on the USC women’s swim team, which won the national championship in 1997. Emily was USC’s nominee for NCAA Woman of the Year (2000); President of USC Student Athlete Council (1999-2000); and Captain of USC Women’s Swim Team (1999-2000). In recent years, Emily has shifted her athletic passion to distance cycling, and regularly climbs the scenic roads of Mount Tam during her free time.

Education

  • University of Southern California (Bachelor of Arts)
  • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles (Juris Doctor)